Castlevania's massive library of music is up on Konami's new Spotify

Konami has put 12 of the Castlevania soundtracks on a Spotify playlist in case you needed to get your Symphony of the Night (or other good albums) on.


It’s never a bad time for Castlevania music. The series has built a reputation for some of the best game soundtracks in the industry whether you’re talking about the original Vampire Killer or more modern picks like After Confession from Aria of Sorrow. Konami knows what they have and recently they put a large collection of it together for fans to listen to on Spotify.

Konami announced their new Spotify and the wealthy addition of Castlevania to it on the Konami Europe Twitter on May 20, 2020. The new Konami Europe Spotify account was put together with 12 soundtracks ranging from the very beginning with Castlevania’s original soundtrack and the arranged version in Castlevania Chronicles all the way up to the Castlevania: Harmony of Despair multiplayer title which featured a remastered collection of tracks throughout the franchise. It’s a pretty great offering to say the least, chock full of good tunes and memories of good times throughout the storied franchise.

Here’s each album available on Konami Europe’s Spotify right now.

  • Castlevania: The Original Game Soundtrack Selection
  • Castlevania Chronicles Original Soundtrack
  • Castlevania: Circle of the Moon & Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance Original Soundtracks
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Original Soundtrack Selection
  • Castlevania: Lament of Innocence Original Soundtrack
  • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness Original Soundtrack Selection
  • Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow & Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow Original Soundtracks
  • Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin Original Soundtrack Selection
  • Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles Original Soundtrack
  • Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Original Soundtrack
  • Castlevania Judgement Original Soundtrack
  • Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Original Soundtrack Selection

Konami has promised that this is only the start of their offering on their new Spotify channel. After all, Konami has plenty of other titles with good music as well (Contra and Silent Hill, anyone?). While it would be very cool to see Konami get back to making new, quality Castlevania titles, it’s at least nice to get lost in the mastery of their musical offerings and neat mobile ports of Symphony of the Night while we wait.

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From The Chatty
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    May 21, 2020 7:32 AM

    TJ Denzer posted a new article, Castlevania's massive library of music is up on Konami's new Spotify

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      May 21, 2020 7:35 AM

      There's some good shit in that list, any of it orchestral?

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      May 21, 2020 7:40 AM

      I’m still bummed that google music never got all the final fantasy OSTs that hit Spotify and I believe Apple well over a year ago. Spotify pushing the exclusives

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      May 21, 2020 8:00 AM

      Important Reminder: Castlevania Judgment may be a laughable fighting game, but its soundtrack is STRAIGHT FIRE

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        May 21, 2020 8:13 AM

        Most Castlevania games since SotN have been mediocre but still have amazing soundtracks. Curse of Darkness's is super underappreciated.

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          May 21, 2020 8:17 AM

          I honestly don't remember much about the game's soundtrack since playing it :( I think other stuff about it (flat level design, lack of combat depth, etc) kinda spoiled my memories of the game. :(

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          May 21, 2020 8:24 AM

          There have been some standouts. In the 2D space Dawn of Sorrow is excellent, personally on par with SotN.

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            May 21, 2020 8:26 AM

            I think AoS + (DoS - touchscreen) > Rondo of Blood + Symphony of the Night :(

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            May 21, 2020 8:34 AM

            I think I'm in the minority but I didn't think Aria/Dawn of Sorrow were that great. They're not bad, but I've never felt the desire to replay them. For all it's flaws, I really liked Circle of the Moon.

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              May 21, 2020 8:37 AM

              Oof, I definitely disagree with you, yeah. Circle of the Moon's movement speed is just so slow, and the castle design didn't feel memorable at all to me.

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                May 21, 2020 8:44 AM

                My biggest beef with CotM is the grinding curve and how tedious a lot of the fights feel unless you spend ample time grinding. I don't think I've ever felt the same tedium in any CV before or since. :(

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                  May 21, 2020 8:48 AM

                  I think I agree, but I haven't played it all the way through since the GBA launch.

                  I tried it again recently and the movement speed just kills it - to the point that I looked around to see if anyone had modded that, but no such luck.

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                    May 21, 2020 9:06 AM

                    The DS era games, Portrait of Ruin and Order of Ecclesia, are pretty good imo. Both good stories and gimmicks to them that aren't as grindy as games like Dawn/Aria of Sorrow. Plus they both have some of my favorite original music in the entire series.

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                      May 21, 2020 9:09 AM

                      Order of Ecclesia was probably my favorite. More linear but good gameplay and challenge.

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                      May 21, 2020 9:13 AM

                      I have both of them - Portrait of Ruin I liked, but didn't consider it quite as tight as Sorrow. I did appreciate the ties back to prior titles with Eric Lecard, and the alternative game modes were amusing.

                      Order of Ecclesia... well, I appreciated the nod to Simon's Quest and a lot of individual aspects of it, but I found the difficulty curve to be kinda questionable and and some of the enemy design to be outright bad - lots of floaty enemies that like inhabiting your hitbox while being awkward to hit. I finished it, but I'd only recommend it to people looking for a challenge.

                      I was kinda amused by how much he seemed to reuse aspects of Ecclesia in Bloodstained.

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          May 21, 2020 2:32 PM

          I've always remembered these tracks from Lament of Innocence:

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            May 21, 2020 2:37 PM

            For all its faults that game had some damn good music.

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